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Steel Magnolias
- Sally Field

Overview - Full of life and brimming with laughter, this smash hit comedy is a warm and witty tribute to the power of friendship. In a quaint Louisiana town, the local beauty parlor serves as the gathering spot for a group of eccentric women to gossip and giggle and survive the hardships and splendors of life.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Full of life and brimming with laughter, this smash hit comedy is a warm and witty tribute to the power of friendship. In a quaint Louisiana town, the local beauty parlor serves as the gathering spot for a group of eccentric women to gossip and giggle and survive the hardships and splendors of life. The movie features sparkling performances all around, including from Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley Maclaine, Daryl Hannah, and Olympia Dukakis.

Cast List

Robert Harling - Playwright/Screenwriter
John A. Alonzo - American Director of Photography
Sally Field - Oscar-winning actress, NORMA RAE, PLACES IN THE HEART
Janine Turner - American TV/Film Actress
Daryl Hannah - American actress, SPLASH, KILL BILL, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Georges Delerue - French Composer, JULIA (1977), DAY OF THE DOLPHIN (1973)
Gene Callahan - Production Designer
Lee Poll - Set Decorator
Sam Shepard - Actor, playwright,
Samuel Shepard Rogers - Actor, playwright,
Dolly Parton - American Singer/Actress
Bibi Besch - American actress
Tom Skerritt - American actor
Herbert Ross - Director/Producer/Choreo.
Andrew L. Stone - Producer/Director/Screenwriter
Julia Roberts - Oscar-winning American actress, ERIN BROCKOVICH
Olympia Dukakis - Oscar Winning American actress, MOONSTRUCK, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Julie Weiss - Costume Designer, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998)
Garret Lewis - Set Decorator
Edward Pisoni - Production Designer
Ray Stark - American Producer/Agent
Dylan McDermott - American actor, THE PRACTICE
Bill McCutcheon - Tony winning American character actor, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Shirley MacLaine - American author, actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Shirley MacLaine Beaty - American author, actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Ann Wedgeworth - American Film & Telelvison actress
Paul Hirsch - Editor, RAY (2004)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 119
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396702479
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Movies > Dramas

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Synopsis:
In a quaint, well-kept Louisiana hamlet a local group of women congregate at Truvy's (Dolly Parton) Beauty Spot, where they gossip and giggle while preparing one another for life's little tragedies and terrific triumphs. Lately the talk of the town has been M'Lynn Eatenton's (Sally Field) daughter Shelby (Julia Roberts)--betrothed to handsome young lawyer Jackson Latcherie (Dylan McDermott)--and her upcoming wedding. Quirky newcomer Annelle (Darryl Hannah) is Truvy's latest assistant, whose peculiar past is enough to gain her acceptance into the cliquish coffee klatch. And then there's mean-spirited Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine), whose extreme wealth and bad temperament has alienated her from the community even though she is still much loved by her loyal friends at the beauty parlor, including wealthy society maven Clairee Belcher (Olympia Dukakis). Much to her mother's dismay, Shelby's planning to have children, which is a serious health concern because she's severely diabetic. Luckily these steel magnolias can lean on one another for support in good and bad times. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a touching and hilarious tribute to the strength and loyalty of southern women, directed with a deft hand by Herb Ross.

Notes:
The original play on which the film was based was written as a play in two acts by Robert Harling and originally produced by New York's WPA Theatre. According to Variety, all staging was by Pamela Berlin and Don Newcomb. The play differs from the film in that it is situated entirely in the beauty parlor. One of the ways Robert Harling expanded his play for the screen was by developing his male characters further. Harling makes a cameo appearance as a minister. "I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing."--Shelby (Julia Roberts) "If you have something bad to say about somebody...sit down right here beside me!"--Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) "He is a boil on the butt of humanity!"--Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine) "My personal tragedies will not interfere with my ability to do good hair."--Annelle (Daryl Hannah)

Reviews:
"...STEEL MAGNOLIAS is marvelously cast..." - 11/15/1989 USA Today, p.4D


"...Parton has a sweet, lilting presence..." - 11/15/1989 Los Angeles Times, p.C1

 
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